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Teachers learn skills to help students suffering with mental health issues
Peter and Richard Bennett are shown with teachers who took part in mental health training on Friday at New Glasgow Academy. The Bennett family provided a donation, which created the Sandbar Mental Health Endowment. Funds from the endowment helped pay for Friday’s training.
While students were enjoying a day off school Friday, teachers at New Glasgow Academy were doing a bit of learning of their own. A group of 16 teachers at New Glasgow Academy were receiving training in mental health first aid training.
“We’re very excited about this initiative and the opportunity for staff to receive this training,” she said. “Hopefully it will grow.”